Ask Kati Anything ep.54 audience questions:1. I feel like I don't understand the point of our day. Not in a "what is the meaning of life" sort of way. But I struggle to not feel shame about being unproductive when I am not at work or working out. If I...2. I wanted to ask if your clients are aware of your online presence? I am mainly thinking of clients with attachment issues. For me personally, I am super attached to my therapist but she does not have social media, or at least...3. I was wondering why my suicidal thoughts often get worse when I am doing well instead of when I get worse. I struggle with anxiety and depression...4. Struggling w/ physical intimacy. I have never been a very physical person. I struggle with the negative automatic thought that all men really want is sex. And everything else is just a means...5. How do therapists handle clients who aren’t honest?? (either because they are too sick to see reality or not ready to face certain things). If a family member of a client like this called with...6. Can you parentify yourself as a child? I seem to have learned from a very early age that I need to be strong and sort of hold things together. But I don't think that my parents ever...7. Could you talk about self sabotage in relation to recovery from mental illness? I recently started antidepressants for the first time and thought that I was starting to feel more clear headed and more able to get out of bed. However, everything quickly spiraled when one evening I struggled with a series of really...8. What can I do to build up more self confidence? I suffer from depression and had to quit my job a few months ago because of that. I went to university and got into financial problems as a result...9. Is it normal for a therapist to not give any tools whatsoever? I've been with my psychologist since October(she's my first) and I feel like she never handed me any tools to cope with the anxiety and depressive symptoms. In January, because of AKA...10. I am someone who struggles with being direct and I expect the other person to just know when they have caused unintentional hurt to me or crossed a boundary. When I don't communicate it to them, I end up getting...11.  What to do when everything around you is triggering? For example: music, movies, even workbooks that talk about the things I need to work on. How to...---Ordering Kati's book Are u ok?  http://bit.ly/2s0mULyKati's Amazon Suggestions: https://www.amazon.com/shop/katimortonONLINE THERAPYI do not currently offer online therapy.  BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor, please visit: https://tryonlinetherapy.com/katimorton I receive commissions on referrals to BetterHelp. I only recommend services I know and trust.PATREONDo you want to help me support the creation of mental health videos? https://www.katimorton.com/kati-morton-patreon/Opinions That Don't Matter! (2nd podcast)video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfwaudio: https://opionstdm.buzzsprout.com/BUSINESS EMAILlinnea@toneymedia.com MAILPO Box #665 1223 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403PLEASE READIf you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call a local emergency telephone number or go immediately to the neaSup --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/support

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